Why only Haj? End subsidies for all pilgrims
Recommended because the details and specifics of selective pandering get lost in dog whistles and polarised rhetoric.
This is a recommendation by Abhinandan Sekhri @AbhinandanSekhr
Sky-Fox deal not in public interest, says regulator
Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky is not in public interest on the grounds of media plurality, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said. We need such strong regulatory bodies to protect public interest in the era of privatisation.
This is a recommendation by Atul Chaurasia @BeechBazar
Platform ambitions: The story of how iSpirt lost its true north
For whom does the India Stack bell toll?
The bulk of us would know the Supreme Court has ruled that privacy is a fundamental right. That the court is now hearing petitions that have challenged the constitutionality of Aadhaar would be known too. But how much do we know about the private tech ecosystem or rather the entities around which the Aadhaar ecosystem is built? To understand this, I recommend The Ken‘s two-part investigative series on iSpirt and India Stack. Also FYI, the two pieces are outside the paywall.
This is a recommendation by Cherry Agarwal @QuilledWords
David Letterman interviews Barack Obama
Obama’s interview, on Letterman’s first Netflix show, is worth a watch as the former US president talks about his life post-presidency.
This is a recommendation by Raman Kirpal @ramankirpal
Steven Spielberg’s interview in The Guardian
Spielberg talks about the urgency to make his recent movie The Post. Before reading the piece, one should also watch the movie.
This is a recommendation by Rohin Kumar @rohinverma2410
Jobless growth in India: truth or hoopla? To know the answer, we need better payroll reporting